Sony Announces Venom Will Hit The Big Screen In 2018

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Nobody saw this coming. We knew that a year ago Sony began working on a Venom film, but out of the blue yesterday, Sony has announced that the film will be hitting the big screen on October 5, 2018. The reason for the quick announcement may have something to do … [Read more...]

Editing 101 Part 3: The Basic Rules

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Like everything in filmmaking, there are rules to editing a film that you need to know. Of course, as in filmmaking, these rules can be broken. But before we start breaking the rules, we have to first know what they are. There is one rule, however, that can't … [Read more...]

Guardians of the Galaxy 3 Will Happen; James Gunn May Not Direct

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Like all Marvel Studio films before it, Guardians of the Galaxy was a smash hit at the box office. What was a surprise was how big of a hit it was, since it featured relatively unknown characters. A lot of its success was credited to co-writer/director James … [Read more...]

Matrix Reboot Getting A Writers Room; What The Film Universe Could Look Like

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) On the heels of news that Warner Bros. is looking to reboot the Matrix film franchise comes a rumor that the studio is likely to put together a writers' room. The goal of that would be to figure out the best possible way to relaunch the series. Deadline first … [Read more...]

Editing 101 Part 2: Pudovkin and Editing Theory

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) In part one of this series, I suggested that the easiest way to learn how to edit was to watch as many films as possible and just start cutting something together. I personally believe it’s better to intuitively learn the art of the cut at a subconscious level … [Read more...]

Warner Bros. Looking To Reboot The Matrix

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Here's a number that may make you feel old: It has been about 18 years since The Matrix premiered. With a film that big approaching its twentieth anniversary in 2019, the studio could only be thinking one thing: Reboot. That's exactly what is going on at … [Read more...]

Here’s Where Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster Is In Thor: Ragnarok

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Thor: Ragnarok looks like it will easily be the best of the Thor films, and may have a huge impact on the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has already hinted that it may directly connect to the events of Avengers: Infinity War, while … [Read more...]

Skyfall Writers Return For Bond 25, But Daniel Craig Is Still Uncertain

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The James Bond film franchise has waxed an waned over its 50-plus year history. But even at its worst, it has always been very successful at the box-office and they'll be making these films until the cows come home. The Daniel Craig era marked a departure … [Read more...]

A Geek’s Reaction to the New Wonder Woman Trailer

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Warner Bros. has just unwrapped a new trailer for Wonder Woman, which is the next film in the studio's DC Extended Universe series of movies that kicked off with Man of Steel. This will be the first film that either DC or Marvel Studios will release with a female … [Read more...]

Game of Thrones Release Date Announced Plus New Teaser and Poster

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) For the past six seasons, Game of Thrones has usually premiered around late March or early April. Season 7, however, had been delayed because production wanted to wait until colder weather at their locations, now that winter has come on the series. The … [Read more...]

Editing 101 Part 1: The Art of Cutting – Where to Start

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) You've heard the old saying that a film is written three times: First as a screenplay, then during production, and again when it's been edited. It's easy to find tons of information on how to write a screenplay or direct a film (I should know, I've written a lot on … [Read more...]

Deadpool 2 Casts Zazie Beetz As Domino

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Rumors about the casting for Domino in Deadpool 2 has been rampant for the last few months. It's second only to the rumors regarding who will play Cable, which may or may not have led to director Tim Miller from leaving the project. But the rumors are now giving … [Read more...]

New Thor: Ragnarok Images and Plot Info Revealed

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The Thor franchise, while successful, isn't the strongest in Marvel Studios' current slate. Both the original Thor and Thor: The Dark World are the least critically acclaimed in the Marvel Cinematic Universe but hope is riding high that that will change with Thor: … [Read more...]

Musicbed Film Initiative Offers a $70,000 Grand Prize Film Grant

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Last year, the music licensing service Musicbed announced a contest worth $50,000 in prizes. This year the Musicbed Film Initiative is bigger than ever. They have invited filmmakers to submit a passion project for a chance to win a grand prize worth $70,000 … [Read more...]

Star Trek: Discovery Finds its Captain with Jason Isaacs

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Star Trek: Discovery is shaping into something I can't quite pin down yet. Even though Star Trek already tried a prequel with Enterprise back in 2001, that show still followed the same structure its predecessors The Next Generation, Voyager, and even the original … [Read more...]

Sound 101: Where To Find Music For Your Film For Any Budget

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Music production, like film production, has been getting cheaper and easier than ever. John Carpenter and Robert Rodriguez are just two examples of filmmakers, who not only produced and directed their own films, but who also wrote the scores for them, as well. If … [Read more...]